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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through October 2018.

Exports: Copper ores and concentrates

Copper ores and concentrates, the No. 175 export by value totaled $73.44 million for the month of October, $1.34 billion through October of 2018, and $1.72 billion for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Mexico$744.48 M
2China$353.97 M
3Canada$125.92 M
4Spain$45.65 M
5South Korea$27.48 M
6Malaysia$19.96 M
7Bulgaria$15.6 M
8Hong Kong$1.59 M
9Japan$763,034
10Dominican Republic$474,710
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January – October 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $1.34 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. $744,475,179
2Port of Vancouver, Wash. $387,637,365
3Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. $73,226,483
4Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $47,605,012
5Port of Skagway, Alaska $42,927,370
6Port of New Orleans $25,597,432
7International Falls, Minn. $3,156,161
8Port of Los Angeles $1,871,459
9Port of Long Beach $1,793,444
10Port of Virginia $1,235,310

U.S. exports of Copper ores and concentrates decreased 4.23 percent through October to $1.34 billion

U.S. exports of Copper ores and concentrates decreased 4.23 percent from $1.4 billion to $1.34 billion through the first 10 months of 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 175 through October among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 165 for the last full year with a total value of $1.72 billion, a $700.9 million, 29.01 percent decrease from the 2016 total.

Through October of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 3 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of Skagway, Alaska.

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Mexico, No. 2 China, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 Hong Kong. The leading gateways were No. 1 Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz., No. 2 Port of Vancouver, Wash., No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich., No. 4 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. and No. 5 Port of New Orleans.

January – October 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Mexico $744,483,866
2China $353,967,176
3Canada $125,923,588
4Spain $45,654,091
5South Korea $27,481,969
6Malaysia $19,959,620
7Bulgaria $15,601,595
8Hong Kong $1,594,208
9Japan $763,034
10Dominican Republic $474,710

January – October 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Phoenix/Nogales $180,940,928
2Portland/Columbia-Snake River $87,527,109
3Detroit $21,526,963
4New Orleans $8,431,321
5Los Angeles $760,034
6Norfolk $365,950
7New York City $279,230
8Charleston $275,342
9San Francisco $136,018
10Miami $123,673

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first 10 months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Nogales Border Crossing, Ariz. fell 15.7 percent compared to last year to $744.48 million.
  • Port of Vancouver, Wash. rose 50.2 percent compared to last year to $387.64 million.
  • Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, Mich. fell 4.16 percent compared to last year to $73.23 million.
  • Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. fell 60.59 percent compared to last year to $47.61 million.
  • Port of Skagway, Alaska rose 5378.83 percent compared to last year to $42.93 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Mexico decreased $138.59 million, 15.69 percent, (55.7 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 China increased $53.4 million, 17.77 percent, (26.48 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Canada decreased $72.35 million, 36.49 percent, (9.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Spain increased $45.65 million, 0 percent, (3.42 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 South Korea increased $26.71 million, 3445.41 percent, (2.06 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 97.07 percent of all these Copper ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through October of this year. That is equal to $1.3 billion of the $1.34 billion total.

All totaled, 96.95 percent of all these Copper ores and concentrates exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through October of this year. That is equal to $1.3 billion of the $1.34 billion total